Hillsong UNITED's new album Empires released this week with a message for Christians to "be building, speaking and living for the unseen aspects of God's kingdom," according to frontman Joel Houston.
Empires is Hillsong UNITED's first album release since Zion, their fastest-selling album to date. Houston, who leads Hillsong's famed worship band as well as Hillsong NYC, told The Christian Post that the album addresses two worlds — the "image-obsessed" world we live in and the mysterious kingdom we cannot see.
"We are in this world and also we're of a different world as well, so it's playing on that sense of duality that exists," Houston explained. "It applies to everything. I'm in New York and I look at the buildings, I look at everything in front of me, every single person walking the street, at the thousands of people in city, [and] they are physical bodies and spiritual bodies — two things going on at once." more >>
Carrie Underwood is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her career-making "American Idol" win, saying she's "blessed" and is "forever grateful" to the show that changed her life.
The multi-award-winning singer first rose to fame after winning the fourth season of the reality television series in 2005. Shortly thereafter, Underwood's debut album Some Hearts was released, becoming the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history with huge crossover success of the singer's hit song "Jesus, Take the Wheel." Today, as Underwood continues to ride the wave of success, the singer reflected on her initial feat on social media.
Tina Campbell's debut solo album It's Personal experienced a delay for over two weeks but now that it's officially in stores, her husband, Teddy Campbell, is explaining the importance of the record.
Teddy, the drummer and husband of one half of the gospel music duo Mary Mary, took to social media to speak up about the reasons he's "super excited" about It's Personal, which includes the examples of healing that are showcased in the record.
Michelle Williams seems to be riding a wave of success with her Journey to Freedom album, earning numerous award nominations since its release last year and now the former Destiny's Child singer is revealing why she decided to be so transparent with the album after overcoming a bout with depression.
Williams, 34, appeared on BET's "Lift Every Voice" recently, where she spoke about her decision to help people get free in their own lives after getting personal on her fourth solo album Journey to Freedom.
"How (much) more transparent can I be with consumers to let them know the process to being free from whatever is keeping you from being your best, whether that's procrastination, the wrong relationships (or) low self esteem? What can we do to get free from that and really live good healthy lives?" Williams asked host Fonzworth Bentley on "Lift Every Voice." more >>
Marvin Sapp is gearing up to release his 10th solo album You Shall Live on June 2 and recently opened up about his process recording it.
Sapp, 48, took to his VEVO channel to preview his upcoming album and spoke about his mission in releasing the project.
"I have literally been in this business for 25 years. Out of 25 years, this being my 10th solo record, I think my mission was to try to make music that was still current but yet still ministered," Sapp said in his VEVO video. "I've always been the type of artist who has focused on not just musical style but on the content of my lyrics." more >>
The K-Love Fan Awards announced Thursday that Crowder, Kari Jobe and Plumb will join an already star-studded list of performers and presenters at the awards ceremony on May 31.
Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Sidewalk Prophets and Tenth Avenue North are also among the latest performers slated to bring their hit songs to the K-Love Fan Awards show, which will be held at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Presenters include Tim Hasselbeck, Louie Giglio, Kristian Stanfill, The Benham Brothers, Natalie Grant, Jan Harrison, and Britt Nicole, among others.
As previously announced, this year's awards show will be emceed by "Fox & Friends" host Elizabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron, while presenters include Chris Tomlin, Hawk Nelson, Third Day, TobyMac, and The Digital Age. Being the only fan-voted awards show in Christian music history, Hasselbeck said she's honored to take part in hosting the K-Love Fan Awards. more >>